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Zach de Beer

Zacharias Johannes (Zach) de Beer (born Cape Town, South Africa, 11 October 1928 – 27 May 1999) was a liberal Afrikaner South African politician and businessman. He was the last leader of the liberal Progressive Federal Party and then the co-leader of the new liberal Democratic Party.

John Griffith (of Plas Mawr)

John Griffith (died 1609) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1571 to 1609.
Griffith was the son of William Griffith (died 1587) of Plas Mawr, Caernarvon.
He became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1548 and was awarded B.C.L. in 1551 and his doctorate in 1563. In 1559 he took over the office of Regius professor of civil law at Oxford, which he held till 1566. He was also Principal of New Inn Hall from 1561 to 1564 after which he was admitted to Doctors’ Commons.
He first entered Parliament in 1571 as the member for Caernarvon, and was reelected in 1572. He was appointed Sheriff of Carnarvonshire for 1582 and Sheriff of Anglesey for 1587 and 1593. In 1604, he was again elected Member of Parliament for Caernarvon and sat until his death in 1609.
He married Margaret, the daughter of Rhys Thomas of Aber and widow of Edward Griffith of Penrhyn. They had four sons, including Nicholas and William Griffith, and 3 daughters.

John Greenway (British politician)

John Robert Greenway (born 15 February 1946) is a former British politician who sat as the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Ryedale from 1987 until the constituency’s abolition in 2010.

John Gascoigne (died 1602)

John Gascoigne (by 1537-1602), of Parlington, Yorkshire, was an English politician.
He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Aldborough 1558.

John Ganzoni, 1st Baron Belstead

Francis John Childs Ganzoni, 1st Baron Belstead, DL FRGS (19 January 1882 – 15 August 1958) was a Conservative Party politician in England.

Themba Maseko

Themba James Maseko (born 27 January 1961) is the former CEO of the Government Communication and Information Systems and spokesperson for the government of South Africa. He was appointed to the position on 14 June 2006 by then-Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad, succeeding Joel Netshitenzhe.

John Fleming (Devonport MP)

John Fleming, from Bigadon in Devon (near Buckfastleigh), was a British Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Devonport for less than a year before his election was overturned.
Fleming first stood for Parliament at the Devonport by-election in June 1865, when he was defeated by the Liberal Party candidate Thomas Brassey. At the general election in July 1865 he won the seat, but an election petition led to the election of both of Devonport’s MPs being declared void on 9 May 1866.
He did not stand again until the 1874 general election, when he was an unsuccessful candidate in Barnstaple.

John FitzMaurice, Viscount Kirkwall

John Hamilton FitzMaurice, Viscount Kirkwall (9 October 1778 – 23 November 1820), known as John FitzMaurice until 1791, was a British politician.

Simon Grindrod

Simon Grindrod is the former National Deputy Leader of the Independent Democrats, former leader of its City of Cape Town caucus, a PR member of the Cape Town City Council, and a subcouncillor for Subcouncil 1 (Blaauwberg). He is also a former member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic and Social Development and Tourism.

John Ferrers (died 1680)

John Ferrers (26 July 1629 – 14 August 1680) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660.
Ferrers was the son of Sir Humphrey Ferrers of Tamworth Castle. In 1660, Ferrers was elected Member of Parliament for Derbyshire in the Convention Parliament.
Ferrers died at the age of 51 and was buried in Tamworth Church, where he was given a rich baroque monument.
Ferrers married Anne Carleton, daughter of Sir Dudley Carleton of Imber Court. His son Humphrey predeceased him and Tamworth Castle and its titles passed to his granddaughter Anne, who married Robert Shirley.

John Eversfield

John Eversfield (c. 1624 – 22 May 1678) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1661.

John Evans (Ogmore MP)

John Evans (10 September 1875 – 18 April 1961) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ogmore at a by-election in 1946, but stood down at the 1950 general election.
John Evans, a fluent Welsh speaker, was elected MP for Ogmore in 1946, following a by-election, caused by the resignation of Ted Williams who had been appointed as high commissioner to Australia. It was said by many that at 70 years of age he was too old for the job but it is well to remember that Winston Churchill became prime minister for the second time at 76 and remained an MP into his eighties.
John Evans was born at Cwmparc in the Rhondda Valley in September 1875 and attended the local Park Board School. He started work at twelve years of age in the local colliery where he remained for the next 20 years before winning a place at Ruskin College. On his return he became union secretary at Coegnant colliery, Maesteg. By now he was living at Nantyffyllon. He was elected to Maesteg UDC (1916–37) and Glamorgan CC in (1913–46). In 1929 he stood unsuccessfully for parliament in Montgomery and in 1931 he failed to get the nomination for Ogmore losing out to Ted Williams. Surprisingly, as the sitting MP, he failed to gain the nomination, from the Ogmore Labour Party, for the 1950 General Election, despite being steeped in mining tradition and Welsh Culture. Newcomer Walter Padley gained the nomination and went on to be the MP for the next 30 years. Shortly after his non-selection, John Evans moved to Tongwynlais near Cardiff and from there won a seat on Glamorgan CC in 1952, at the grand age of 75. He died in 1961, aged 85.

Vincent J. Piro

Vincent J. Piro (1931-2019) was a politician who served for 16 years as a member of the Massachusetts State legislature.

Richard Solomon (Attorney General)

Sir Richard Solomon, GCMG, KCB, KCVO, KC (18 October 1850 – 10 November 1913) was a member of Parliament and the Attorney General of the Cape Colony and of the Transvaal.

John Dunlop (Unionist politician)

John Dunlop (20 May 1910 – 10 March 1996) was a Unionist politician from Northern Ireland.
He was Member of Parliament for Mid Ulster from 1974 to 1983. Initially elected as a member of the Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party, from 1976 he represented the short-lived breakaway United Ulster Unionist Party. Eisenhower Fellowships selected John Dunlop in 1989 to represent Northern Ireland. In 1982, he stood unsuccessfully for election to the Northern Ireland Assembly, achieving the lowest-ever vote for a sitting MP at a regional-level election.

John Dundas (1808–1866)

The Hon. John Charles Dundas (21 August 1808 – 14 February 1866) was a British Whig, and later Liberal politician.

John Doherty (politician)

John Doherty, Q.C. (1785–1850) was an Irish politician, Solicitor-General for Ireland and senior judge.

John Dodderidge (died 1659)

John II Dodderidge (1610–1659) of Bremridge in the parish of South Molton, Devon, was a lawyer who was elected MP for Barnstaple in 1646 and 1654, for Bristol in 1656 and for Devon also in 1656, and chose to sit for Devon, but was prevented by Oliver Cromwell from taking his seat.

John Dodd (Reading MP)

John Dodd (24 September 1717 – 9 February 1782 in Swallowfield) was an English Whig politician.
He was the only son of Randolph (or Randall) Dodd of Chester and educated at Eton College (1728-32) and King’s College, Cambridge (1735). He succeeded his father in 1721.
A close friend of Horace Walpole, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading in Berkshire in 1741, and from 1755 to 1782.
He lived at Swallowfield Park, near Reading. He married firstly Jane, the daughter of Henry Le Coq St. Leger of Shinfield, Berkshire, with whom he had 3 sons and a daughter and secondly Juliana, the daughter of Philip Jennings of Duddleston Hall, Shropshire, with whom he had a further son and 3 daughters.

Pieter Jeremias Blignaut

Pieter Jeremias Blignaut (Paarl, 26 June 1841 – Bloemfontein 1 November 1909) was a South African (Boer) civil servant, Government Secretary of the Orange Free State (1879–1902), and served twice as Acting State President, first after the death of President Brand (1888–1889), and again after the resignation of President Reitz in 1895–1896. After the conclusion of the South African War, Blignaut served as member of both the legislative council and the Legislative Assembly of the Orange River Colony. He was also a member of several state commissions.

Jonathan J. Woodman

Jonathan J. “J. J.” Woodman (May 24, 1825 – July 3, 1907) was the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1869 to 1872.

John Dawnay, 5th Viscount Downe

John Christopher Burton Dawnay, 5th Viscount Downe (15 November 1764 – 18 February 1832), styled The Honourable John Dawnay until 1780, was a British Whig politician.
Dawnay was the eldest son of John Dawnay, 4th Viscount Downe, by Laura, daughter of William Burton, of Luffenham, Rutland. He succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1780. However, as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the English House of Lords. He subsequently sat as Member of Parliament for Petersfield between 1787 and 1790 and for Wootton Basset between 1790 and 1796. The latter year he was created Baron Dawnay, of Cowick in the County of York, in the Peerage of Great Britain, which gave him a seat in the House of Lords.
Lord Downe was twice married. He married firstly a daughter of Major John Scott of Balconie. After her death in 1798 he married secondly Louisa Maria, daughter of George Welstead, of Apsley, Sussex, in 1815. There were no children from the two marriages. Downe died in February 1832, aged 67. The barony of Dawnay died with him while he was succeeded in the viscountcy by his younger brother, Reverend William Henry Dawnay.
His widow spent her later years at Bowden Hall in Upton St Leonards, where she endowed the local primary school. The Viscountess Downe died in March 1867.

John Lockwood (British politician)

Lieutenant-Colonel John Cutts Lockwood (December 1890 – 18 January 1983) was a Conservative Party politician in England.
At the 1931 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney Central. He was defeated at the 1935 general election, and unsuccessfully contested the Bexley constituency at the 1945 general election.
He was returned to the House of Commons at the 1950 general election as MP for Romford, and held the seat until he stood down at the 1955 general election.

John Crew, 1st Baron Crew

John Crew, 1st Baron Crew of Stene (1598 – 12 December 1679) was an English lawyer and politician, who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1660. He was a Puritan and sided with the Parliamentary cause during the Civil War. He was raised to a peerage as Baron Crew by Charles II after the Restoration.

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